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Friday, August 15, 2014

Here It Comes Again . . .

Summer brings another birthday for Mom and Dad wanted to remind me. I had one Leo myself so that reminds me of Mom's birthday.

I tell them to keep having birthdays so I will play catch up. Sure right I want them to outlive me or at least get into the 100's many people are doing that now. If they would stay away from doctors I know they would last longer. They are in the same mode as most old folks thinking doctors know it all. Not!

I like to send cards or presents that way it will not fit into the mailbox and the mailman has to hand deliver it. I think that is special! I went and got the pictures first this time. Last time my press release was typed and when I went to get pictures it was gone. I just walked away and tried to calm down before starting again.

The farrier came and the horses have pretty feet now. The older one was showing out during the last foot. The young one was great the whole way. I just did not want them to step on his injured feet. We got done and he was no worse for wear. He had his crutches in the truck but he just walked carefully and made it fine.

I told him how to back up but he either just did not listen or had it in his mind to do it his way. He ended up breaking a few things but I told him not to worry. I see why kids have problems when the adults do not listen either. I will give him credit where credit is due he is a super farrier and he doesn't make you wait to see him.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dog Days Are Here Again

A picture says it all! How to stay cool during dog days. The heat is fierce in the day and too warm at night. A few hours in the early morning and then the furnace is at work again.

This is how the pig relaxes in the dog day afternoon. She still tells me when she wants a cool mist from the hose. Other times she just dumps her bowl of water refreshes with a drink and then spills the rest and lays right down. All of her long hair has fallen out and she is left with spiky hair on her body.

Chickens are doing the same, losing the feathers to make room for the new ones that help them weather through the winter.

Getting hay for the horses I am getting pine cones and sprigs of pine tree dropped from above. I am sure they are getting fat for the winter sleep. I put the sprigs of tree branches in the goat pen. I never really thought about the tree parts being deposited by rodents.

I made an appointment with the farrier to work on the horses feet. He said, "where are they do I need to chase them down". He said he is on crutches after taking a spill in the water and landing on rocks and injured himself. Sometimes we have to act our age. It is hard to do that when we are enjoying the water to stay cool. The rocks in the creek get very slippery. I am sure he was having fun up to that time.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Time Management

I like the idea of not wearing a watch or depending on an alarm clock. As far as I am concerned alarm clocks are an object to be thrown at the wall. If you tell yourself what time you need to get up your mind will allow you to wake up then.

We know what needs to be done at specific times and other things do not fit into a time frame. The animals let me know when it is time to feed them. Their internal clock goes off and they want to be fed now. The first one fed is the one that usually wakes me up.

She gets confused sometimes when she is up at 3:30 am and I tell her so. Then when everyone else gets fed at the regular time she thinks she should be fed again. I guess everyone gets off their schedule sometimes. I just run her back outside with her food and go back to bed.

I just work around the feeding schedule with my other chores and working online. It is nice to have the freedom to be flexible. If someone drops by you can always make up your time later. Even if you get on the phone with a friend that is long-winded you can be surfing with the sound down and get more done.

Time management is a thing that you need to work on. When I got some comments about keeping up your goals, a comment was left that he had all his days planned for the rest of the year. That is stupendous planning to stay ahead of the game.


Friday, August 8, 2014

I Am Back With Jack!

I am not talking about Jack Daniels either. It is astonishing that he had his own show the year I was born. He was a legend in his own time, especially going through a rough childhood and then turning his life around.

I was exercising with Jack Lalanne back when I was in my mid twenties and his programs work. He had us working through the commercial breaks. It was nice to see how good you could look after just a few months.

I found his programs on Youtube without the commercials, so the program is only 24 minutes long but still enough to get the results that you want and expect. The programs are in black and white but it is wonderful that someone that has passed is still helping people get in shape. What a great attitude he had to help people.

Working out is fun when you can see the improvements not just in your body but your mental outlook as well. We need to stir up the blood and realize we only get one chance to keep our bodies healthy and fit. He also helps you with tidbits about your nutrition.

When we are working online we should reach our people with the same skill and pleasant attitude. We need to remember we are all people and have the same feelings and wants about working online. I know that if someone is going above and beyond to help me, that I will be back to use their talents or advertising again.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Under The Big Tent . . . Magic of Cover

The construction of a tent is amazing. When you look at all the seams that have been put together to create it. They put it up every year for the electric company meeting picnic. I would love to see it going up because it probably takes a crew to make it go. The employees are all garbed in matching T's for the event. This is the only cover that you have from mister sun in the summer heat.

They make it a big deal with hot dogs and chips and bottled water or soda and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. I figure that is the only thing keeping all the people there and waiting for the draw of the door prizes. There was 628 people and only 103 door prizes so your chances of winning is one in 6.

I asked the driver of one of the golf carts if they owned them and he said no they just rent them for the event. It helps out with the elderly getting back and forth to their cars. He said, "I am going golfing later." He said it was not to bad because he belonged to the club in town.

It is nice to take time away from work to be with other people, with the freedom of working at home this is a plus. I met one of the girls I used to drive with when I drove the school bus. It got so bad she moved to another town to drive.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Energize Your Monday

Start a new week with a brand new attitude of getting your business on track. Get the schedule in place and stick to it. We all know what our strengths are and that is a good thing to keep in mind.

What are your goals, are you going to use Monday to set up your plans for the rest of the week? Just cover all your bases in a set amount of time. Do the work that you need to concentrate on early so you are fresh. The menial tasks of surfing can be done later when you are through with the demanding tasks at hand.

Have you figured out which days of the week is the strongest for your advertising? If so then when you buy advertising use those days to get the strongest response rate. I have found the best days are in the middle of the week and that is when I load up the advertising. If you use the text ad exchanges the advertising will fall into the weekend. The people that are at the grind through the week are home looking for a way to make a second income, or replace the one that they are not happy with.

What is a budget killer? I left a message to get my male dog fixed and then I realize it is not time for another check yet. Making dependable residual income that you can depend on will help you keep your budget in line. We work hard but some programs pay when they are ready with a very large payout number. I like the ones that stay with a small number and you do not need to ask for a cash out.